Valentine’s Day Photo Art

(Originally shared on Tatertots & Jello)
I’m Nike (that’s Neeka) from Choose To Thrive.
 I’m thrilled to be sharing my
Simple Valentine’s Photo Art tutorial!
 
Valentine’s Day at our house has been a
family event ever since kiddo #5 arrived via an emergency c-section
during what would have been our Valentine’s dinner.
 So when I decided to make a photo
display to celebrate this holiday, I not only thought about using
pictures of me and my husband, but also to all of the people I love: … my children … in-laws … extended family.
And this project could be simpler …. 
 
I began by inserting family pictures into a Word document and scaling them to the size I needed.
I then converted the image to black and white.
To add names, select Insert >Text Box>Simple Text Box. Make sure you select the No Fill and No Outline options so that your text will blend seamlessly over top of your pictures.
Select the font, color and size of your text and drag into position on your picture.
 
 Lather, rinse, repeat.
(To fill my large 22″ x 28″ frame, I used 58 1.5″ x 2.5″ pictures)
I printed out several sheets of pictures on cardstock and trimmed around each photo.
 For the display base, I removed the
Declaration of Independence that was in the frame to start, hid it
carefully from Ben Gates (ha!) and cut a piece of cardboard the same
size…
… covered it with muslin and taped the raw edges to the back.
I arranged the pictures in a heart, attaching each one to the cardboard base with a photo tab.
To finish this project, the phrase “The
greatest gift to LOVE and be loved in return” was cut from black and
red vinyl on my Silhouette machine and applied to the glass.
(I used the fonts JSL Ancient and Blackadder ITC which are free to download.)
A quick wipe down for finger prints and that’s it:
Easy, fast, done!
 
 
I love having this new reminder of how blessed I am to be loved by my amazing family.
And now if you’ll please excuse me, I have a birthday party to plan for a very special Valentine’s baby.
 
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

7 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Photo Art”

  1. Love this idea!!! I see lots of tutorials I would like to try, but I am going to do this one. I think this would also make a great gift for my mom and mil.

    I don't have the machine for the letters. Do you have an alternative suggestion, or would you be willing to sell me some sets of the wording?

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